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Meet the team at Buckhead Dental 

Passionate, knowledgeable professionals you can trust
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Dr. Michael Freihaut, DMD

 Dr. Freihaut is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, before obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Dental College of Georgia. He has practiced dentistry for over 3 years but has worked within the dental industry since 2006. Dr. Freihaut regularly volunteers his time and skills with the Ben Massell Dental Clinic here in Atlanta. In his free time, this outdoors loving dentist can be found reading, listening to music, or out rock climbing and skiing.

Dr. Tho Cao, DMD

Dr. Tho Cao joins our team from Kansas City, Missouri, but received his DMD from the College of Dental Medicine at Augusta University right here in Georgia. He is a skilled dentist, but Dr. Cao comes from a rich background of experience in many diverse fields. He has built motorcycles for Harley-Davidson, repaired computers, and even assisted a family member in opening a restaurant in Atlanta, GA. In 2008, a family friend took notice of Dr. Cao's helpful nature and skill with his hands, and suggested he go back to school for dentistry. Dr. Cao finds dentistry to be a rewarding experience that allows him to meet people from all walks of life, and enjoys helping patients attain their oral health goals. When out of office, you can find Dr. Cao enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with his wife, who he is expecting a baby with in April. 

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Dr Vik Bhatia, DMD

As a Georgia native, Druid Hills High School graduate and Medical College of GA Alum, Dr. Vik is proud to serve the Brookhaven community and surrounding areas.  After attending MCG, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD), he had the unique opportunity to work with dental cosmetic specialists throughout the city, while acquiring additional experience in general dentistry through his work with a large group practice here in Georgia.  With these skills he is able to bring artistry and excellence to his everyday work.  He enjoys being a general/family dentist, and creating relationships with his patients that will last for generations.  Dr. Vik invites patients of all ages to join his practice.

With the goal of offering first class patient centered dental care, Dr. Vik continues to travel throughout the country, staying abreast of new dental technology and cutting edge innovations for patients.  Pain management and painless dentistry are his primary practice goals.

Dr.Bhatia is focused on his patient’s well being and has taken important steps to ensure their safety.  By implementing digital x-rays, he hopes to reduce radiation for his patients, and no longer require the use of chemicals.  His dental office also uses special amalgam traps in the office to prevent the mercury in the old silver fillings removed from going into the environment.

In his personal life, he is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (Dr. Taz) and their two children Rania and Kabir.  He is passionate about serving others as a healer and lives up to the true meaning of a Doctor.

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Dr. Jeffrey Chen, DMD

Dr. Chen strives to provide the best treatment for his patients while being gentle, patient and detail oriented.  He understands that many people are nervous and anxious about going to see the dentist. This is why he provides for every patient a comfortable and relaxed experience.  His career goal is to gain trust and confidence through clinical excellence and following the “Golden Rule” by treating others as he would want to be treated. Dr. Chen is a native of Marietta, GA. After graduating from McEachern High School, he attended Emory University and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology.  He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  After graduation, He went to practice in rural South Georgia where he has been helping the underserved community.  Throughout his career, Dr. Chen has practiced all aspects of dentistry.  His biggest passion is utilizing the CEREC technology, which allows for same day treatment of crowns, veneers, and onlays.  He understands that it can be hard to make time to see the dentist, and tries his hardest to be efficient and serve your needs as quickly as possible.

Dr. Chen is married to his childhood sweetheart, Jane, and has twin Maltese-poodle dogs.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching movies, running, NBA basketball, and travelling.

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Deb Steenland,
Practice Administrator

Deb is an irreplaceable member of our practice. She takes great pride in her team, and is always working hard to support them so that they can focus on providing high caliber patient care. When she is not in office, she loves spending time with her family.

Cait,
Oral Surgery Manager

Cait adores her Buckhead Dental Center family! This small office in the heart of Buckhead has a small - but MIGHTY - team. Cait is so honored to be a part of the amazing growth the practice is seeing - as well as oral surgery. She prides herself on guiding her team to provide always improving patient care in a personable, peaceful environment. Free time for Cait usually involves football practice for her son and family adventures.

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Melissa “Mo” Broton, RDH

Originally from Lake Zurich, IL, Mo moved to Atlanta two and a half years ago.  Mo has been working in the dental field 5+ years, including her training at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she completed her Bachelors of Science degree in the spring of 2012 and then received her dental hygiene license in July, 2012.

One of Mo’s favorite things to do is visit with her parents, who have retired to Key Largo, FL and meet up with her two siblings and grandmother for some Florida sun basking and family fun!  With her outgoing personality, she’s also happy visiting one of the local malls or the gym with her friends when in Atlanta on weekends.

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Julie Myers, RDH

Julie is a Georgia native, originally from Savannah. She graduated from Central Georgia Technical College in 2007 and has been working in the dental industry for over 15 years. She loves her patients and it’s her passion to make them smile, while also educating them on the effects of oral health on their general well being. Her hobbies are hiking, traveling and staying active with her two beagles, Ellie & Ivey.

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Dina, Patient Coordinator

Dina has been working in the dental industry for over 20 years and is overjoyed to be a part of the Buckhead Dental Center team. For her, it is a fun, friendly atmosphere with a staff of dedicated dentists, assistants, hygienists and office staff that work hard to make every patient's visit a pleasing experience. Dina is dedicated to providing superior service with a smile. in her free time, she loves being with family and friends. A fun fact about Dina is that she is also a baking assistant for her family's thriving baking business!

Carol Clifton, Office Manager

Carol joined our practice as the office manager two years ago, offering a smile and well wishes to everyone as they enter our office!  Carol is a native of Minneapolis and graduate of University of Minnesota.  She moved to Atlanta 15 years ago after visiting some friends to attend an Atlanta Falcon’s game and loved the warmer climate!  You can still find Carol attending as many Falcon’s games as she can – in the off season you’ll find her at the gym when not enjoying a night with friends or family.

In Minneapolis, Carol worked as an administrative director for a marketing firm where she ultimately became the project manager of business development.  Once in Atlanta, she became interested in the healthcare industry and had an opportunity to join and work for a large dental group nine years prior to joining our team.  Upon arrival to our office, you will find Carol’s talents have carried over into overseeing all aspects of keeping the office organized and welcoming, leading a team that is educated and knowledgeable to help you answer any questions you may have regarding your care and your family’s dental needs.